It was announced for several months, HTC has just unveiled. Its new high-end smartphone, the HTC Exodus, is backed by blockchain technology. This allows it to directly store cryptocurrencies, such as BitCoin, and secure them. Discovery.
The blockchain is a decentralized database and ultra-secure, the basis of all cryptocurrency (BitCoin, Ethereum …). This technology is poised to revolutionize many sectors of the economy, including finance, insurance, cloud computing, and so on.
A high-end smartphone … that you can only buy in cryptocurrency!
As for telephony, the pioneer is called HTC. On October 23, 2018, the Taiwanese brand introduced the first smartphone with blockchain technology.
Named Exodus, this is a high-end phone running Android Oreo . It has a 6-inch screen, the very powerful Snapdragon 845 processor, 128 GB of internal memory, 6 GB of RAM and a camera with two sensors of 12 MP and 16 MP.
A very solid configuration, in the standards of its competitors. The price has been set at 830 euros, confirming its positioning on the high end. But the HTC Exodus can not be bought with euros. Neither with dollars, nor even with Taiwanese dollars. No. This smartphone will only be sold in cryptocurrency: its official price is 0.15 Bitcoin (BTC) or 4.78 Ethereum (ETH).
The specificity of the Exodus is that it is, natively, designed to handle blockchain applications. It is also a wallet of cryptocurrencies: you can store directly on your Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. The smartphone has a high level of protection against infringements. Only you (and trusted persons, if you wish) can access your BitCoin via this phone.
HTC also promised the upcoming arrival of a catalog of decentralized applications running through the blockchain. This phone is intended exclusively for fans of this technology, who already master the sometimes complex system of cryptocurrencies. For this target, the HTC Exodus is clearly a must-have.